International Day of People with a Disability (IDPwD)  – Saturday December 3, 2022

International Day of People with a Disability (IDPwD) is on Saturday 3 December. 

What is IDPwD?

The annual international celebration is a United Nations observed day and aims to increase public awareness and acceptance of people with a disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

This year’s theme

This year’s annual theme is: 

Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world.’ 

The annual theme provides an overarching focus on how society can strive for inclusivity through the removal of physical, technological, and attitudinal barriers for people with disability. 

Importance of inclusion and diversity

Inclusion and diversity are integral to our culture and how we live our values. Reflecting the diversity of the people we support, and our communities enables us to better understand and serve their needs. 

CVGT Employment promotes inclusivity, accessibility, and an equitable world.

At CVGT Employment we believe in inclusive employment for every person and business. At CVGT we strive every day to improve inclusion, accessibility, and an equitable world.  

In the lead up to IDPwD and to celebrate read about some of our disability highlights below and find out where we will be to celebrate IDPwD.  

IDPwD Events

See how you can get involved in the celebrations in your local area. Our CVGT teams would love to see you!

IDPwD – Bendigo

Friday 2 December, 11- Noon – Library Gardens 

Join the Bendigo celebrations. Listen to guest speakers from the local Bendigo council, local government along with our IDPwD ambassadors. 

There will be plenty of fun things to do on the day. You can catch up with some of local Disability Services and of course plenty of music. Local Disability sports teams will be show casing their sports.

Come and see our wonderful Bendigo team at this the free public event. 

Twilight Market & Street Eats – Devonport

Friday 2 December, 4- 8pm- Market Square Pavilion 

Come and see our Devonport team at the twilight market and street eats. Our stall will be themed to celebrate International Day People with a Disability – highlighting our contribution to helping people with disability find meaningful work.

Meet some of our friendly and knowledgeable Disability Employment Consultants and find out how you can connect with us. Hope to see you there.  

IDPwD – Kerang

Tuesday 29 November, Time TBA- Kerang Lawn Tennis Club

If you are in Kerang, come and join our CVGT Employment Kerang team for a pre celebration of International Day with a Disability (3 December).

Celebrate people with a disability by participating in some all-abilities activities followed by a BBQ lunch.

Success stories

A look at some of our success stories that show how we’ve created inclusive employment opportunities for people with disability.  

Adam’s long road back to meaningful work

For many years, Adam struggled with his body.  Injuries and mobility issues made life tough, while discrimination because of his disabilities meant finding work was difficult.  But now, with CVGT Employment’s support, Adam is in stable work, learning new things every day.  Fighting pain, depression and discrimination had been a hard road to go down.AdamCVGT…

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Ebony’s empowering employment journey

Ebony has autism and schizophrenia. Like so many people with disability she’d ‘never had a paid job before’ but knew she wanted to work in hospitality for an employer who values her uniqueness. In a world where barriers often overshadow potential, Ebony connected with CVGT Employment to help her find meaningful work. Since October 2022,…

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Humanity comes with purpose for Michael 

Finding meaningful work can be a profound experience for someone trying to rebuild their career.  For Michael*, a regular job has renewed his passion for life.  “I feel more human,” he says. “I feel proud of how far I have come.”  Having confronted his serious drug and mental health problems, Michael has been employed for…

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Our Programs

At CVGT Employment, we believe every person deserves the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our programs support people with a disability to find meaningful work. Find out more about our programs.  

Disability Employment Services

Disability Employment Services (DES) is an Australian Government Initiative that helps people with a disability, injury or health condition (including anxiety and depression) find and keep a job.  
Our goal is to find employment solutions that work for our participants, their needs, skills, experience, and interests. 

Specialist Disability Employment Team (SDET)

SDET supports the partnerships CVGT Employment have with external organisations. It enables CVGT to offer dedicated, intensive, and customised support to participants with a disability, all of whom have an intellectual or development disability. 

Our Employers – advocates for diversity in the workplace.

“As a socially responsible company, Lantrak is proud to work with CVGT to create sustainable employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and from diverse backgrounds.”

Tom, Lantrak North Projects

Project Manager

We fell in love with Chris at the first meeting. We knew he would be a really good match. We were able to tailor his tasks to the things that he was capable and happy to do. Kelly made this so much easier for us from his inductions. She helped Chris with first aid, CPR, and the working with children’s check.

Lisa, Eltham Leisure Centre 

Head of Aquatics

Our people

CVGT Employment has a diverse workforce of people who believe in our purpose of connecting more people to meaningful work. We are proud that our team brings the skills, passion and compassion to support the work we do. 

Meet Jamie

Specialist Disability Employment Team- Administration Officer 

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